ERIC Number: ED168595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of Library Users. William Russell Pullen Library, Georgia State University. Institutional Research Report No. 78-21.
Kodras, Janet E.; Prather, James E.
A survey was conducted of library users of the William Russell Pullen Library at Georgia State University to determine who is using the library, how often respondents use it, how they rate the library's various collections and services, and how the library is used throughout the day and week. The survey instrument was distributed at predetermined time periods to all those entering the library; 52 percent of 6,406 distributed surveys were returned. An analysis of the data was performed, cross-classifying the respondents' opinions about the library with their demographic factors and then with the time variables. Findings showed that, when compared to the general student population, a disproportionate number of males, upperclassmen, and liberal arts and business administration students were library users. Eleven percent of the library users were not affiliated with Georgia State University. No evidence of major barriers to usage were found, and a large majority of students appeared to be satisfied with the library's collections and services, though faculty members' opinions were not as high. The survey instrument and data tables are provided. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Office of Institutional Planning.